A Look At Christina Aguilera's Relationship History

Who wouldn't want to date Christina Aguilera? Seriously... She's the whole package! She's talented, she's absolutely stunning, and she's a worldwide superstar. But, while many celebrities tend to feel more comfortable dating someone else in the business, that has never seemed to be Xtina's style. "I've had opportunities, but it isn't my style to date another person in the business. There's gotta be something wrong with you if you want to be in this business. I mean, hi!" she joked to Cosmopolitan in 2018 of her aversion to romancing celebrities.

But she doesn't exactly have a totally clean dating record when it comes to famous faces. There were plenty of rumors about what really happened between her and Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst — remember the whole "nookie" controversy? — though he did not exactly have the nicest things to say about her during a 2002 interview with Playboy (via Pop Dirt). "She's an ungrateful, spoiled-rotten f***ing a**hole ... She's so talented, but she doesn't see what's in front of her because she's so young and dumb. F*** her man, I don't respect her," he said. His remarks came two years after Aguilera told Rolling Stone he wanted her to be his date to the MTV Video Music Awards, but she shut him down. He did ultimately apologize for his comments, though, responding (via MTV), "It's amazing how, over time, a person's perspective can be altered."

But who else has Xtina reportedly had a romantic connection with over the years?

Why Dallas Austin apologized to Christina Aguilera

Record producer Dallas Austin — the man behind the likes of Pink's "Don't Let Me Get Me" and Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops)'" — made some lewd comments about Christina Aguilera in 2007, claiming Aguilera allegedly slept with him and several of his friends, but told them not to tell each other. He also made unfounded claims against the singer and their supposed sexual relationship. The bombshell was dropped during a hastily deleted video interview with Rowdy.tv, but not before outlets like Bossip and Pop Dirt picked up his comments.

Austin later apologized, saying in a statement obtained by NME that his comments were in reaction to something he'd decided not disclose publicly. "The comment I made... were purely an act of retaliation not of malice or cruel intent," he said, seemingly confirming the claims he made against Aguilera were not true. For her part, Aguilera condemned the producer and his remarks in a statement via her rep: "She's not commenting on such ridiculous statements, and we are consulting a lawyer to explore her options."

As for what really happened here? Well, the Daily Mail claimed the twosome apparently dated around 1997, noting that Aguilera supposedly cheated on him with none other than Jordan Bratman (remember that name!). While things clearly didn't work out, Austin admitted during a 2021 Instagram Live than he went on to write Gwen Stefani's "Cool" for Xtina, though she turned it down.

Jorge Santos wasn't ready for marriage

Christina Aguilera dated Jorge Santos when they were both young, with the singer admitting to ABC News in 2000 that she was all loved up. "I think falling in love tops everything in such an emotional craziness. Relationships are funny, weird, and hard, but I've had a lot of fun and we'll see where it goes."

Sadly, it didn't go all the way, as the two split in 2002, per Pop Dirt, but they worked together post-breakup. In fact, Santos appeared in her "Dirrty" music video, with Aguilera telling MTV's "Total Request Live" in 2002 (via Pop Dirt), "He was workin' it. I was like okay. We were cool. We still keep in touch. He's a good guy you know unlike other guys in the past." It's thought that Santos served as the inspiration for at least two tracks on her 2002 album, "Stripped," with MTV reporting "Infatuation" was about the start of their relationship and "Underappreciated" was about the end.

Santos later claimed that things came to an end with the "What A Girl Wants" hitmaker because she wanted to get more serious — and he didn't. "She brought up marriage. For me, I was 18 and definitely was not ready," he explained to Belfast Telegraph (via PopSugar). But there might have been another reason things never worked out. Aguilera didn't name names, but confirmed on "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" in 2018 that the man who inspired a song from "Stripped" eventually came out as gay.

Scott Storch scorched Christina Aguilera

Someone get a cold compress, because we feel like both Scott Storch and Christina Aguilera are going to need it after these scorches. Aguilera seemingly confirmed she once had a romance with the producer after she wrote and sang about a man doing her wrong on the track "F.U.S.S." from her 2006 release, "Back To Basics." The song appeared to focus on not working with Storch on the album and referenced several of the songs they wrote together as she scathes, per Genius, "I thought I knew who you were/I see now you were a lesson to learn/And all I am to you now is a bridge that's been burned." Though she doesn't explicitly name names, as reported by Complex, the title is rumored to stand for "F*** You Scott Storch." Ouch.

Storch, who Who's Dated Who reported dated Aguilera in 2000, hit back at the song, telling InTouch (via Yahoo!), "It's pretty pathetic that she would do a song like this. I worked on half of her last CD and sold her millions of copies. Obviously she cares more than I do that I didn't do this album, but I can't blame her, with an album full of fillers, over-singing, and lame Vegas-like cabaret music." Double ouch.

Collaboration turned romance?

What really went down between Christina Aguilera and rapper Redman? We know these two had a massive hit on their hands when they collaborated on "Dirrty," but rumors swirled claiming these two could've also gotten close outside of the studio. According to Who Dated Who, they had a bit of a romance back in the day, and were spotted all over the place, proving they weren't afraid of getting in one another's personal space. They were snapped looking pretty cozy at the 2002 MTV European Music Awards in Spain and, as you can see above, he even grabbed her by the waist and she put her hand on his while they posed for photos! They certainly seemed happy to be in one another's company in interviews around that time, too.

Though neither appears to have spoken publicly about the true nature of their relationship — and if it was truly just platonic — Redman had nothing but nice things to say about his collaborator in 2010, telling Vibe, "Christina was very nice and cool to work with. She's very talented and she can sing her ass off."

Jordan Bratman treated Christina Aguilera like a queen

After a string of romances that weren't exactly fairytales, it seemed Christina Aguilera finally found her happily ever after with Jordan Bratman. They supposedly first hooked up around 1997, according to the Daily Mail, before reuniting around 2003. And things were serious, too, as Bratman popped the question a few days before Valentine's Day 2005, per People. The two married later that year, with Aguilera gushing to People in 2007, "He always leaves Post-Its by my bed when I wake up in the morning telling me how much he loves me. All that gushy stuff, but it feels good." She also shared that they gave "Stripped" a whole new meaning, noting they kept things spicy with Naked Wednesdays. Clearly that birthday suit time worked, as they welcomed their son, Max, in 2008.

But this one wasn't meant to last, either. The two split in 2010 and finalized their divorce in 2011, per VH1, with Xtina getting rather candid about the breakup. "Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it," she told People in 2010. "You could definitely tell we were unhappy."

Thankfully, though, it seems the two found themselves on better terms post-split. Aguilera sweetly posted a since-deleted snap to Instagram that featured herself, Max, Bratman, and Matthew Rutler (more to come on him!) in January 2020. "We make blended families work," she captioned it (via Today).

Matthew Rutler and Christina Aguilera 'don't need' to get married

Let there be love! It seems like Christina Aguilera finally found her true love in 2010 when she started dating Matthew Rutler following her divorce. The two met on the set of Aguilera's movie "Burlesque," where Rutler worked as a set assistant, per Page Six. The two got engaged four years later, with Xtina sharing the exciting news via Twitter on Valentine's Day alongside a photo of the two holding hands as she flashed her ring. Six months later, the two became parents to their daughter, Summer, with Us Weekly confirming the exciting news.

But despite Rutler putting a ring on it, the twosome have yet to tie the knot — but don't think that's because they're not serious. When asked by E! News in 2015 why they were waiting so long to walk down the aisle, Aguilera hit back, "I want to plan it and cherish the moment, while not feeling rushed. So when the schedule is more clear and I can take some downtime again, I can focus on that. Our love is secure enough that we don't need a wedding to prove our love and commitment."

The two still seem more than happy, though, with Rutler gushing of his love on Instagram for Valentine's Day 2021. "What a ride it's been! And we're just getting started. You still make me crush. Every. Single. Day. Happy Valentine's Day my love." So cute!